By the end of this year, many married couples in Virginia will be among others across the country who end thier marriages. Which spouse files for divorce often depends on individual circumstances. In many cases, such as a recent court filing by freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, infidelity is alleged.
The idea of ending a marriage could bounce around in a Virginia resident’s mind for a long time before it becomes a reality. When a person does decide that divorce is the best course of action, it can be difficult to bring up the topic with his or her spouse, even if the marriage is not in a good place. Though some people may consider this a rip-off-the-Band-Aid type topic, it may be wise to give some thought to ould broach the topic.
No Virginia resident starts out his or her marriage with the plan to later get divorced. Of course, not all marriages see long and happy years, and many people do choose to end their marriages in hopes of finding more happiness as single people or in different relationships. Still, that means that the parties will need to separate their current lives, and mediation can often help.
Like those in other states, kids in Virginia recently returned to their classrooms as summer break came to a close. The back-to-school season is often hectic, especially for students entering new schools. It can also be especially challenging for students whose parents filed for divorce over summer. Building a strong support system ahead of time provides a safety net of resources that a concerned parent can tap into if a problem arises.
Many of us assume a divorce will be a knock-down, drag-out process. We think of courts, legal fees, and bad blood. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Mediating a divorce offers a solution that puts your goals at the forefront and helps to preserve the dignity of everyone involved.